Gatlinburg to Hollywood Maryland

Taking a break at a random rest area

It was our niece’s college graduation party and we had two days to get there. On this trip we boondocked at the WhiteBarrel Winery, in Christiansburg, VA. This place was very popular and festive. We made it to the party and had a blast. Check out our other trips and reviews on our Map page…

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Gatlinburg Brewing Company

The bar area at Gatlinburg Brewing Company

Gatlinburg Brewing Company in Gatlinburg, Tennessee has been around for a long time, but just recently  opened a taproom right in downtown historic Gatlinburg.  We visited the taproom for the first time on a Monday in the middle of the afternoon and the brewery was doing great with most bar seats taken. The taproom is…

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Finding Our Center

The creek view at our new tiny home lot in Gatlinburg, TN

As many of you may know ever since Lora, Roxie, and I (Duane) started full time RVing, we have also been searching for a place to call home.  A place we know is always there waiting for us as we travel and explore North America. During our travels so far, we had narrowed the location…

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Tarpon Springs to Gatlinburg

Honeysuckle Meadows RV Campground in Sevierville, TN

We were very happy in Florida for the winter and not yet ready to venture north, but Lora found a lot for sale in a tiny home resort in Gatlinburg, TN.  These lots were moving fast and so we sprinted out of Florida and into the cold of Tennessee in the winter. About 50 miles…

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Winter Cold Avoidance

Snow in Maryland at Christmas meant it was time to head south!

After spending Christmas with family in Maryland and Virginia, the weather started turning cold and we felt the urge to go south. We like to travel leisurely so we took three days to get to our first stop in Florida, Bulow RV Resort in Flagler Beach. Bulow RV Resort was hardly a resort, but we…

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Center of the Universe Brewing Company

Center of the Universe Brewing Company, Ashland, VA

Center of the Universe Brewing Company in Ashland, VA just north of Richmond, VA was just across the street from the campground, Americamps RV Resort, where we were staying. This tap house was very new, clean, and had a modern vibe all around. The sitting room was medium sized with both bar and table seating.…

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Smoky Mountain Brewery Pigeon Forge

Smoky Mountain Brewery, Pigeon Forge, TN

Smoky Mountain Brewery in Pigeon Forge is set in a strip mall where there is a movie theater, a lumberjack show, an obstacle course, and many other shops. Parking can be a challenge especially on game day and the place will often be packed. Inside, the brewery has a nice casual feel and is more…

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Yee-Haw Brewing Company

Yee-Haw Brewing Company, Pigeon Forge, TN

Yee-Haw Brewing Company in Pigeon Forge, TN is part of “The Island” complex. It’s a small taproom that serves only the Yee-Haw beers and a small selection of bar food. We liked the IPA and the Pale Ale. Their food selection was terrible so don’t come here hungry like we did. We had their giant…

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Mills River, NC

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Mills River, NC was a grand and beautiful facility. The taproom and restaurant were huge with an outside dog friendly section that included a smaller menu. The day we went, a Sunday, we got the last two seats at the bar. Lora stuck with the Pale Ale while I did…

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BearWaters Brewing Company

Bearwaters Brewing Company, Canton, NC

BearWaters Brewing Company in Canton, NC was a God send. The campground we were staying at was terrible and so this brewery came in very handy. Of the two IPAs they offered, our favorite was the Stiff Paddle. To be honest, the smell from the paper mill across the street was overwhelming and may have…

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